The Laboratory Mill, based out of Lincolnton, North Carolina, is an upscale waterside wedding event venue. Steeped in southern hospitality, this space will welcome you and your guests to a gorgeous event space that features an open floor, wooden beams, and beautiful views of the river, dam, and nature conservatory. The venue is also managed by a fantastic team of highly trained professionals who will work to make sure every last detail of your wedding event is unique and special.
Facilities and Capacity
With indoor seating for up to 450 guests, The Laboratory Mill is incredibly accommodating for large wedding gatherings. The ceremony space features unfinished wood beams, large open windows, and vaulted ceilings to provide guests with an open and inviting vibe. This space is also situated right next to the South Fork Catawba River which creates fabulous opportunities for wedding photography. There are also various spaces to host reception events, including the indoor space, the outdoor space that is situated next to gorgeous trees, and more. Let the rustic charm of The Laboratory Mill set the perfect backdrop for your special day.
The Laboratory Mill offers fabulous services to wedding couples with the reception site fee. The venue provides services for all types of wedding related events, including bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and of course, wedding ceremonies and receptions. This fee includes access to a gorgeous bridal suite, setup and cleanup of the event, chairs, tables, and linens. Additionally, the price per person includes open bar services that are provided by an excellent bartender. You also have access to a long list of preferred vendors when you are planning your event. Additional services provided by the venue include:
Steeped in history, The Laboratory Mill has undergone extensive renovations to bring it to its current glory. Initially called The Lincoln Cotton Factory between 1819 and 1835, this event space produced lots of material goods for the general public. The space even worked as a medicinal laboratory during the time of the Confederacy. Since that time, it has been renovated to host many fabulous wedding events with rustic elegance.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Heidi Hearne · Getting married on 02/27/2021
We did not end up booking this venue but the owner was extremely helpful in answering all my questions, along with being very nice and easy to get ahold of!Sent on 06/11/2019
The Laboratory Mill's reply:Thanks for the kind words you shared even though you chose a different venue. Being responsive and willing to answer questions is very important to us. We wish you all the best!
Jeanne Crawford · Getting married on 02/09/2020
Everything was amazing the venue is the perfect setting for a wedding. We were so pleased with the staff and the layout. A wonderful memory for our friends and family. Thank you so much for making this amazing.Sent on 10/21/2019
The Laboratory Mill's reply:Thank you! We are thrilled Lauren and Ryan had there wedding and rehearsal dinner here with us but even more thrilled they had a wonderful time!
Summer Boyles · Getting married on 01/09/2020
Our wedding day was so perfect in every way. We could not have been happier that we chose The Laboratory Mill in Lincolnton, NC. We chose to get married in their downstairs area called the card room. More of a rustic/dark and quaint vibe and it turned out so beautiful. We had so many compliments on the space. The staff was amazing to work with and I would definitely recommend them to anyone. And their communication throughout the whole planning process was top notch... one of the best out of all of my vendors. Always responding promptly and always willing to let me visit as much as needed to plan. So happy to have our memories of this special day at this venue and can't wait to get all of our pictures back.Sent on 10/18/2019
The Laboratory Mill's reply:Summer thank you for the sweet words and CONGRATULATIONS to you and Tyler! The Card Room was the ideal space and you took advantage of it - it was absolutely gorgeous. We can't wait to see pictures!!
$2000 discount for April 11, 2020
$1000 discount for June 6, 2020 and June 13, 2020
Saturdays are gone but there are still Sundays available in our discounted winter season!
A beautiful historical venue with a friendly and professional staff!
This venue is gorgeous!! I have done multiple weddings here and you can't go wrong with this location. Everyone here is so nice and very helpful.
ATG loves working here! Huge venue, very spacious which makes for a comfortable experience for your guests. The staff is awesome here!